To the bedside, or correctional facility? - page 2

Hi fellow nurses, I graduated in May 2011 and attained RN license in June. I in Dallas TX and have to relocate due to extremely saturated market. I have a prospective position as an RN at a... Read More

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    UPDATE FROM OP:

    Well, I received a letter from the correctional facility that I interviewed with. It said I was not chosen for the position. I could really kick myself!! I turned down three other interviews thinking that this was a sure thing. I will allow myself a couple of hours to sulk, and then I must continue with my search-back to the drawing board
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    I'm sorry to hear that possible consideration was passed by...that suxs!

    I have read the others input and really, you received a considerable amount of info. I, fortunately, am a recent grad - LPN - and have obtained a PT corrections position. We maintain mostly pre-sentence and have a few blocks that hold sentence male inmates but <2 years...therefore, were are considered medium/maxium. I agree with most that you must have strong assessment skills but honestly, doesn't that come w/every nursing position? Bedside (hospital/LTC/Nursing Home) or correction side - you need to understand and manipulate yourself to the enviroment and proceed accordingly. We all grow and learn from what we are exposed to and I haven't had one particular situation be more of a learning a learning aspect than another?

    I admit, I am far from perfect in my assessment skills but I know I am able to work in a diversived setting - i.e. school nurse substitute; and LTC nurse PT/PD that I am always constantly and continually progressing!

    My final thought was/is: Proceed your own dream. I realize others have encouraged you to 'wait' on your correction path - but honestly, it depends on the facility and how it all plays out!

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    UPDATE FROM OP:

    Well, I received a letter from the correctional facility that I interviewed with. It said I was not chosen for the position. I could really kick myself!! I turned down three other interviews thinking that this was a sure thing. I will allow myself a couple of hours to sulk, and then I must continue with my search-back to the drawing board


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